'Focus and concentration' is key in title race - Conte

BURNLEY ENGLAND- FEBRUARY 12 Antonio Conte head coach  manager of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Burnley and Chelsea at Turf Moor

"We went to Liverpool with a very positive attitude and also Manchester City, where we were very close to getting something as well".

The defence continues to be a work in progress, though the win over Leicester marked Swansea's first clean sheet since a 3-0 win over Sunderland on December 10.

"He's playing very well with and without the ball". Hazard's cross runs to Fabregas just inside the box and he sends a shot crashing off the bar.

It was Fabregas's 46th goal in English football. We still think Conte will aim to take the lead early and consolidate, though, so Chelsea/Chelsea HT/FT is a good option here.

Antonio Conte has lavished praise on Chelsea forward Pedro, insisting the Spain global is as great as Eden Hazard and Diego Costa.

Thibaut Courtois was fit enough to start in goal.

Antonio Conte spoke to the media ahead of Chelsea's game against Swansea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Swans have netted four goals in their last two league visits to Stamford Bridge, the same number they'd scored in their previous 10 games there combined.

Any hopes of a second Swansea fight back disappeared in the 84th minute when Hazard played Costa in and the Brazilian-born Spain global tucked a neat finish past Fabianski to make it 3-1.

Nobody in a blue shirt worked harder than N'Golo Kante, and he is surely a leading contender for the Player of the Year award. Eden Hazard, wonderful on the dribble all match, glided past Kyle Naughton at right-back, before cutting the ball back to Diego Costa, who finished powerfully at the near post.

With 40 minutes in the clock Chelsea had had six attempts on goal against Swansea's one shot off target, and Paul Clement didn't look too happy with his attacking ranks on the touchline.

Eventually, though, the pressure told and Pedro was able to beat the keeper with a powerful low drive from just outside the area in the 72nd minute. We did some analysis of Leicester on video and at the training ground, but otherwise all the focus has been on Chelsea.

Chelsea's win was their 12th in succession at Stamford Bridge, equalling a club record, and was achieved despite the shock of going into the break level after Fernando Llorente's equaliser in stoppage time.

A huge Frank Lampard flag was held by supporters in the middle of the pitch as the ex-England man made his way down from the stands at half-time during the clash against Swansea. I understand his frustration and the situation but I will call him, which is natural after this - to talk and to show my disappointment for this decision as I think it is very strong.

'The formation is exploiting his characteristics better than before, ' he said.

The result left Hull second-bottom while Burnley are 11th after only their second away point of the season.

A trip to face the runaway league leaders would be an unenviable task for most teams fighting relegation, but Clement's Swansea will head to West London fuelled with confidence.

So can they catch Chelsea?

"Sigurdsson's lifted it and I thought at the time Azpilicueta had handled it".

Swansea have conceded the most goals in the league - 56.

Costa's season-long renaissance continued with his team-best 16th goal. (Oddly, City were also the league's top scorers that season).

"I say we have 13 games to go and we have to avoid suffering at the end of the season".

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